UAD Spark: Get 20+ of the best UAD plug-ins for a low monthly price. Learn More ›

UA’s renowned plate reverb modeling
in an easy‑to‑use plug-in.

The Pure Plate Reverb plug-in provides UA's revolutionary plate reverb emulation in a simple, affordable package — with all of the essential features. By harnessing the musical, deep, organic sound of this classic effect, Pure Plate Reverb gives you warmth and texture to your sources that only plate reverb can provide.

Easily add natural depth and shimmer to vocals and instruments

Sculpt with classic plate reverb controls like mechanical damping and input filters

Quickly tweak the perfect reverb tone with Bass and Treble controls

Mix with artist presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more

Ways to Buy

Buy for your Apollo interface/UAD hardware or get with UAD Spark on subscription.

Buy for Apollo and UAD
  • Buy once — no subscription required
  • Runs in realtime with Apollo on Mac and Windows
  • UAD Spark native version included
  • Requires Apollo or UAD hardware
Get with UAD Spark
$19.99/month
  • Subscribe and save
  • Runs natively on Mac and Windows
  • An evolving collection of UAD plug-ins & instruments
  • No UA hardware required

TAKE A LISTEN

5-Min UAD Tip
5-Min UAD Tip

5-Min UAD Tip

In this video, learn how to add size weight and dimension to drums and lush richness to guitars and vocals using Pure Plate

 Groundbreaking Reverb Emulation Technology

Groundbreaking Reverb Emulation Technology

The Pure Plate Reverb plug-in was engineered by the modeling experts at Universal Audio to be a no-compromise emulation of this classic effect. By capturing all of the sonic and mechanical nuances of the steel plate, transducers, and dampers, the Pure Plate Reverb plug-in gives vocals, guitars, strings, and synths a lush, satisfying space that gently flatters any source.

Easy to Use

Easy to Use

Whether you’re tracking in realtime using an Apollo interface, or mixing in your DAW, Pure Plate Reverb’s intuitive controls deliver musical results for beginners and pros alike. The ultra-effective Baxandall-type Bass and Treble controls sculpt the timbre of the reverb, while the Low Cut Hz input filters and Pre Delay further season the reverb’s character. Finally, the Balance control lets you place your “space” perfectly in the stereo spectrum. No matter the source, Pure Plate Reverb gives you the rich analog dimension and depth of an old-school plate reverb system.

Watch The Reviews

      Features

      Instantly musical and familiar sound of mechanical plate reverb used on records from the ’50s to today

      A one-stop reverb that sounds right on any mix, any source, any genre

      Simple control set, easy to dial in

      Low frequency input filtering, Pre Delay, Decay, two-band shelving EQ, Balance, and Dry/Wet mix

      Includes Artist Presets from Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Richard Chycki (Rush, Dream Theater) Chuck Zwicky (Prince, The Time) and more

      Customer Reviews

      Pure Plate Reverb

      Overall Rating

      A. Ayer

      September 22, 2022

      Good plate

      Good plate reverb. Not my go to plate but it is useful.

      R. Vilhelmsen

      September 20, 2022

      very nice

      I really like the sound of this plug in. it just sounds like the plate reverb i have heard on so many great songs. it is crazy that we live in a time where its possible to get that sound at home. mind blowing.

      N. Stolz

      September 19, 2022

      Review pure plate reverb

      I like this simple plugin with few knoobs, it's easy to use and it gives a great sound combination with my audio. I will use it in future

      R. Donnelly

      September 16, 2022

      UA email prompted review.

      I like simplicity and the most important tools present and this reverb offers that and a most pleasing sound to boot.

      W. Bangladesh

      September 14, 2022

      Cool

      Love this Plugin

      P. Wallin

      September 10, 2022

      Handy for recording vocals

      Usually I track vocal dry, but when singer really want some ambient I add this to phonemix, but not print it, since I want to tweak settings later in a mix.

      C. Özdemir

      September 9, 2022

      Smooth

      It feels so good to play/sing with in the aux channel

      I. Finney

      September 6, 2022

      Stunning Plate

      A fantastic plate. I worked in a studio with the plate reverb back in the 80's in London and to my ears, this sounds identical to the real thing. I don't say this lightly, but this has made every plate VST plugin I have, redundant. Like my other reviews, I have nothing but admiration and respect for what UAD has done and how much these plugins have blurred the line between virtual and real hardware.

      M. Park

      September 1, 2022

      Use a lot

      Easy to use and great for the vocals

      D. Marais

      August 26, 2022

      Love all the "big name" brand verbs but this one is a classic all of its own

      I am fortunate to own the full suite of U reverb plugins and they are all absolutely stunning, so when I came across this little guy, I was not that interested...until I tried it. It's absolutely gorgeous and is a stunning verb across your two-buss to add a gently, massaged sense of space to the whole mix. Another brilliant contibution from UA

      I. Jelić

      August 1, 2022

      Great and easy to use!

      Really pure and sound great.

      c. jinho

      July 23, 2022

      great

      best plug-in in my uad

      C. Preston

      July 15, 2022

      Pure Plate is extremely great

      One of the best and most natural sounding plate reverbs I have heard, very pleased with this. Thanks!

      N. Cifaldi

      July 15, 2022

      Sounds great!

      This sounds awesome on pretty much everything. Nice to have the native spark version too for more flexibility.

      D. Matas

      June 20, 2022

      Fantastic reverb plugin!

      A. Gray

      June 11, 2022

      Dub be good

      Sounds fantastic on drums, in fact sounds fantastic on every source I’ve applied it to.

      J. Rucker

      May 13, 2022

      Super versatile!

      I used to struggle finding the right reverbs that sounded subtle and natural, but yet still audible and musical. Enter, the Pure Plate Reverb. I had no clue I’d be able to refer to ONE plug-in for about 90% of my reverb work on my tracks. You have a wet/dry knob with the option of going “wet solo”. You can even then shape the frequency even further with low cut options to make your effect cut through the mix even more! Being able to tweak the pre-delay AND reverb time is a life saver. So far, the Pure Plate Reverb hasn’t sounded bad on any source I’ve used it on: drums, guitar, piano, vocals… knocks other reverbs out of the park easily. Thank you Universal Audio!

      R. Pulley

      April 17, 2022

      Pure Plate Reverb

      Use this in the headphone mix, but don’t record to the track. It helps me to do better vocal takes. I’ve proven that by listening back to previous vocals prior to having the DSP available.

      A. Hombach

      April 15, 2022

      I had to buy it, didn't want it.

      This was part of the Apollo Heritage edition. I haven't tried it because I wasn't interested in it. And because I didn't know I bought it. UA is so annoying. It lists you all of the ca. 200 plugins, and you have no idea of which of them are demos and which you own. And scroll 200 plugins. Are you kidding me??? All I was interested in, was C-Vox. The rest I cannot recommend. And I don't need the rest for what I record with my fantastic Sound Devices MixPre-3 II.

      J. Dearness

      March 7, 2022

      Great reverb

      I don't like high levels of reverb and this allows me to dial it in to the sweet spot